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Top Tamil Songs of 2013

January 18, 2014 13:00 IST

Top Tamil Songs of 2013

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With some world renowned musicians in our midst, the quality of music in Tamil cinema improved dramatically, becoming more classy, stylish and universal in its appeal. 

The number of songs that became chartbusters overnight and were shared across the world through social networking site is overwhelming.

Here is a list of the top Tamil songs of 2013

Nenjukkule

Film: Kadal

Music Director:  A R Rahman

Singers: A R Rahman, Shakthisree Gopalan

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Within minutes of its launch, A R Rahman’s Nenjukulle, a soothing melody from Mani Ratnam's Kadal, went viral on all social networking sitesand had over 163,000 hits on YouTube.

With the legendary Vairamuthu's beautifully-written lyrics and brilliant vocal performances by Shakthisree and ARR, the song is spellbinding.  


Image: A still from Kadal

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Oh Penne

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Film: Vanakkam Chennai

Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander

Singers: Anirudh, Vishal Dadlani

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Anirudh of Kolaveri Di fame proved yet again that he understands the pulse of the youth. 

One of the best songs of the year, Oh Penne, had excellent lyrics by Na Muthukumar and intense vocals by Vishal and Anirudh. This classy number from Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's Vanakkam Chennai was one of the biggest chartbusters of the year.  


Image: Movie poster of Vanakkam Chennai

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Kasu Panam Thuttu Money Money

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Film:  Soodhu Kavvum

Music Dir:  Santhosh Narayanan

Singers: Andony Dasan, Gana Bala

Lyrics: Gana Bala

A hilariously enjoyable foot-tapping gaana song from an unconventional album filled with subtle dark humour, Kasu Panam… from Nalan Kumarasamy's Soodhu Kavvum spread like wildfire, making it an instant rage among young and old.


Image: Movie poster of Soodhu Kavvum

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Nenje Ezhu

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Film: Maryan

Music Director:  A R Rahman

Singers:  A R Rahman

Lyrics: A R Rahman, Kutti Revathi

Rahman’s rousing, motivational track with lyrics that give you hope and inspire you to rise from the depths of despair, Nenje Ezhu from Bharat Bala's Maryan stays in your heart long after you have heard it. 


Image: A still from Maryan

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Yaar Indha Saalaioram

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Film: Thalaivaa

Music Director:  G V Prakash Kumar

Singers: G V Prakash Kumar, Saindhavi

Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

A lilting, soft melody rendered in the lovely voices of the real-life couple, G V Prakash and Saindhavi, Yaar Indha Saalaioram from Vijay's Thalaivaa is a totally refreshing experience.


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Mella Sirithai

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Film: Kalyana Samayal Saadham

Music Director:  Arrora

Singers: Chinmayi, Haricharan

Lyrics: Muthamizh, Sakthi

Popular new-age singers Chinmayi and Haricharan seem to effortlessly capture the emotion of the song and its tune with their melodious vocals.  Innovatively picturised, this song from R S Prasanna's Kalyana Samayal Saadham became an instant hit with the young.


Image: A still from Kalyana Samayal Saadham

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Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigali

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Film: Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigal

Music Dir: Ilayaraja

Isaignani Ilayaraja deserves special mention for his brilliant background score in Mysskin's Onayum Aatukuttiyum and Balu Mahendra's Thalaimuraigal

Both films had no song tracks, just pure heavenly background music that created a magic of its own.


Image: Movie poster of Onayum Aatukuttiyum &Thalaimuraigal

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